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This 2 day course offers the complete stretching regiment and specific application for targeting muscle groups. If you can only baby your horse one way because of limited time, stretching is what you need to learn. Equinology ® feels that stretching should be a part of every trainer, owner and equine health care specialist’s repertoire. It is important that stretching is done properly to avoid risk of injury not only to the person applying the technique but also to the horse. Applying stretches should be done in a progressive manner to ensure confidence and security for the horse. Be aware that there are current published articles and some books that offer examples that are not safe or correct for either.
Please Note: This class is open to everyone in good physical condition. For those students who have begun study with Equinology ® after November 2002, this material is divided into the Equine Body Worker ® Certification and EQ103: Advanced Equine Massage Techniques Level One courses. You do not need to take this course unless you are looking for a review. This course is required for those students who took the above courses prior to November 2002 for the Equine Body Worker ® Level II Certification.
- The mechanics of stretching; essential limb placement and handling
- The full stretching routine
- Manual stretching exercises
- Range of motion exercises
- Suppling exercises
- Proper body mechanics
Cost : Includes Manual and Hand-outs.
Prerequisite: This class is suitable for those just beginning their studies. However, horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety is a must!
Required Reading: None
Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy by Krainer and McCracken or
Illustrated Atlas of Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders by Reigal and Hakola
Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse by Denoix and Pailloux
The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst and Davies